Your Support is Needed – Go Fund Me Campaign

This is a very important piece of Newfoundland history. I hope we can find the financial resources needed to preserve and document these sites before all is destroyed by erosion.

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190th Anniversary of the Beothuk Institute

This year the Beothuk Institute will be turning 190 years old. It was originally founded in Twillingate in 1827 by a distinguished group of Individuals headed by …

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Unusual Artifact Found At A Beothuk Site

Archaeologist, Laurie McLean, reports that this past summer Penny Wells found an unusual copper artifact during excavations at June’s Cove on Red Indian Lake.

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Website Revamped + Snippets from Our AGM

Beothuk Institute AGM – a success. Take a look a some of the photos.Browse through our new website – new look, more information and easier navigation.

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Highlights of Our Upcoming AGM

Our AGM is coming up this Sunday – May 7th at the Mary March Museum in Grand Falls-Windsor.

Here are the highlights:

  • Opening – Drummers
  • Attending to Business
  • Guest Speaker, Chief Mi’sel Joe
  • Unveiling of a Burial Shroud by textile artist,

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Launch of Art Book – GERALD SQUIRES

If you are in St. John’s area on Thursday, May 25th, you are in luck!  Get yourself over to the Emma Butler Gallery at 7 pm for the launch of the new art book entitled, GERALD SQUIRES by Beth Follett’s publishing company, Pedlar Press.  This marvelous book follows Gerry’s career over 60 years.

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McLean – Report on Four Mile Rapids

Consulting Archaeologist, Laurie McLean, reports on Four Mile Rapids, a project completed in 2016 with the assistance of Don Pelley and Penny Wells

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Set Out to Capture a Beothuk

March 5, 2017… Look out your window if you are in Central Newfoundland, imagine what it was like on March 5, 1819 when John Peyton Jr and a party of fishermen and furriers trekked up the banks of the Exploits River to Red Indian Lake. Read why they were making this hard journey,

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Birch Bark Mat by Teresa Green

Teresa Green, Chair of the Beothuk Institute Inc Board of Directors, is an avid mat hooker.

“A number of years ago at Kildevil Camp we were shown a hooked piece that was over 70 years old and it was hooked with birch bark.  Living on the shore of Red Indian Lake near Indian Point the spirit moved me to hook a picture of a mamateek with birch bark. 

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This year’s NLAS lecture and AGM will take place on Monday, November 20th at UC-3018, The Landing, Smallwood University Centre, MUN St. John’s Campus. Doors will open at 6:45 for a 7pm start for the lecture followed our AGM meeting.
Our lecture this year is titled “Beyond the Trowel: New Approaches in Archaeological Methodology” and will feature MUN Archaeology Graduate students James Williamson, speaking on his experience in 3D modeling and drone photography, and Allan Wolfrum, speaking about geophysical survey work.
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Beyond the Trowel: New Approaches in Archaeological Methodology

November 20, 2017, 7:00pm - November 20, 2017, 9:00pm

Mark your Calendars, the NLAS AGM for 2017 will be held on November 20, 7-9 pm on the MUN campus. Our theme will be Beyond the Trowel: New Approaches in Archaeological Methodology - FURTHER DETAILS ON...

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